Ego Driven

Mar 03, 2015 View Comments by

Why do some people spend their last dime on something they simply can’t afford? Their roof may be leaking and their kids in need of braces yet they will go out and drop/ borrow $25,000-$35,000 on a motorcycle, ”classic” car, or overly optioned truck. It’s sadly not because they “need it,” they are not going […]

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Serious Bikes

Jul 05, 2014 View Comments by

I’ve spent the better part of my adult life waiting for that magical time when the kids were raised, the house was paid off, and I could go shopping for a “serious” bike. I loosely defined a serious bike as being something exotic, expensive, or possessing class-leading performance. I’ve always owned at least one bike, […]

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Whydoanchagitcha…

Oct 19, 2013 View Comments by

A couple of years ago, my wife and I rolled up to a small town donut shop for an afternoon coffee break. Before we got the chance to order, the proprietor of the shop asked us what we were riding, and I replied that we were on a Suzuki V-Strom. The next ran-together string of […]

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An Open Letter to Indian

Oct 18, 2013 View Comments by

Editor’s Note: Mel Cearly is a grizzled veteran of the road, and as such is entitled to his opinions. The following is his idea of the perfect Indian, and you better believe Polaris knows it. Attention riders! If this catches your fancy, pick up your pen or phone and respond. Polaris does listen. You are […]

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A Few Thoughts on Helmet Laws

Oct 20, 2012 View Comments by

We’ve all heard the old Bell Helmet’s ad, “if you’ve got a ten-dollar head, wear a ten-dollar helmet.” Following that line of logic, what does it say about the value of your noggin if you don’t wear a helmet at all? Unfortunately, helmet use and helmet laws can be a controversial topic among motorcyclists with […]

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